Stella studied Architecture in Australia, and has a wealth of experience having worked for two of the largest architectural firms in Kenya. She has worked on diverse projects ranging from five star hotels, shopping malls, residential developments to schools. Stella Mutegi is driven by one of her favourite quotes regarding the practice of architecture:
“You can avoid paintings, you can avoid music, and you can even avoid history. But good luck getting away from architecture” (Phillippe Daverio)
Kabage’s background and passion has always been in the fine arts and humanities. His line of sight eventually led him to study and practice Architecture in the United Kingdom before returning to his home country Kenya. His focus beyond the private and commercial is on the local community driven projects in the city of Nairobi. A few examples include the Floating Zebra in Dandora where we created a forum for the community to redefine and improve their public spaces, while on the other side of the city working on the rethinking of schools and clinics in Kibera and Mathare for an NGO. Kabage also coordinates our research programme into caves and associated networks within the rift valley.